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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sin-der]
    • /ˈsɪn dər/
    • /ˈsɪn.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sin-der]
    • /ˈsɪn dər/

Definitions of cinder word

  • noun cinder a piece of incombustible material left after the combustion of coal, coke, etc; clinker 3
  • noun cinder a piece of charred material that burns without flames; ember 3
  • noun cinder any solid waste from smelting or refining 3
  • noun cinder fragments of volcanic lava; scoriae 3
  • verb cinder to burn to cinders 3
  • noun cinder slag, as from the reduction of metallic ores 3

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Origin of cinder

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English synder, Old English sinder slag; cognate with German Sinter, Old Norse sindr; c- (for s-) < French cendre ashes

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Parts of speech for Cinder


cinder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for cinder

noun cinder

  • soot — a black, carbonaceous substance produced during incomplete combustion of coal, wood, oil, etc., rising in fine particles and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke: also conveyed in the atmosphere to other locations.
  • clinker — the ash and partially fused residues from a coal-fired furnace or fire
  • ashes — ruins or remains, as after destruction or burning
  • residue — something that remains after a part is removed, disposed of, or used; remainder; rest; remnant.

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